Much Love Monday: Recreating the Cake

I've had this idea for a little while now. I want to recreate our wedding cake and surprise my husband with it at a nice dinner while we are on our little weekend away in Collingwood.

It was simple and pretty...chocolate with vanilla buttercream. The topper was custom made by a local artist and was perfect.

The knife was my parents and was engraved with their wedding date and names. We still have it and I love it.

Five years later, I would totally do a different cake with a little more creativity and flair. Because of our venue, I felt an intense amount of pressure to make sure everything was overly formal. For those of you who've gotten to know me over the pat few years, you know that I am a little more freespirited than formal....artsy fartsy than country cluby.

While I won't be able to {or would want to} have the cake from the same location, I am considering doing a single tier like ours, but have it handpainted in the green apple...almost in a watercolor application.

I'd also love to have some of these for the topper!

How beautiful would they be on top of a single tier? And even better if they are created by Laura from 2Clvr 4 U Designs!